Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Fictitious Reading Series 5

The fifth instalment of The Fictitious Reading Series will take place on Sunday, May 28th at 7:30 pm in the gallery space above This Ain’t the Rosedale Library (483 Church Street, Toronto). This month’s featured writers are Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Richard Truhlar. The evening will include readings by Kathryn and Richard, as well as an informal onstage interview with them. Stuart Ross will host, and I'll conduct the interview.

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author of two books of fiction. Way Up was shortlisted for the 2004 ReLit Awards and won a Danuta Gleed Award. The Nettle Spinner was described in Books in Canada as “a marvellous novel with something of the magic of the best fairy tales in its structure, its timing, and in its richly textured narrative terrain." Kathryn teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and serves as an editor at Bookninja.

Richard Truhlar is the author of seven books of poetry and fiction, the most recent of which is The Hollow and other fictions. His work was described in the following terms in Prairie Fire Magazine: "This is distinctive and compelling writing... A reader senses that Truhlar likes to set himself challenges, either intentionally or intuitively, and then revel in the discovered possibilities of fiction, in an inventive, skilled, and evocative way." Richard is also a visual artist, composer and performer. He was a member of the sound poetry group Owen Sound and a founding editor/publisher of Underwhich Editions. Since 1987, he has worked as the production manager of the Centrediscs recording label of the Canadian Music Centre.

For more information on the series, check out the new Fictitious website.

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